Number the Stars

Written by Lois Lowry

Reviewed by Travis B. (age 10)

The story is about the Jewish people and all the hardship they went through. Hitler wanted to get rid of all the Jewish people so he had his soldiers go to their houses and search for them. If caught they would be put in concentration camps. The story also tells of a girl named Anne Marie and the brave things she did to save her Jewish friend Ellen from being captured.

I think the book was nice and I liked it because it taught a good lesson: don't judge people by color or religion.

This book is like the 'Diary of Anne Frank' because the same thing happened to her but she died. I felt sad because they had to go through all those hardships. They were slaves. They had nothing to eat. They came out looking like skeletons.

I liked Anne Marie because she was caring and she was very helpful. I recommend this book because it reminds me of friendship and it tells about what good friends are for.

Travis B. is a student in Mrs. Riesel's 5th Grade Class
1999-2000